Monday, 18 December 2017

RAF Mildenhall: Shots fired at US Air Force base in Suffolk

A man has been arrested after trying to drive through a checkpoint at a base used by the US Air Force in Suffolk.
Shots were fired by US personnel before the man was detained at RAF Mildenhall. He suffered cuts and bruises and is now in the custody of Suffolk Police.

The base was temporarily put into lockdown as police responded to reports of what they called a "significant incident".

The incident is not thought to be terror-related.

A defence source told the BBC that a man in a car had approached the main security gate and had tried to force his way through the checkpoint.

Suffolk police are currently at the scene and advised people to avoid the area for the time being.

They say there is no wider threat to the public or people on the base and they are not looking for anyone else.

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